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What is a VPN? - Gary explains

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Read full article: http://goo.gl/5yEddh VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. But what is it? What can a VPN do for you and do you need a VPN? Let's take a look. Get ExpressVPN: http://goo.gl/dc1Hbz Talk about Android in our forums: http://www.androidauthority.com/community Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=androidauthority ---------------------------------------------------- Stay connected to Android Authority: - http://www.androidauthority.com - http://google.com/+androidauthority - http://facebook.com/androidauthority/ - http://twitter.com/androidauth/ - http://instagram.com/androidauthority/ Follow the Team: Josh Vergara: https://plus.google.com/+JoshuaVergara Joe Hindy: https://plus.google.com/+JosephHindy Lanh Nguyen: https://plus.google.com/+LanhNguyenFilms Jayce Broda: https://plus.google.com/+JayceBroda Gary Sims: https://plus.google.com/+GarySims


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Andrii Melnichuk (2 days ago)
Perfect explanation, sir!
Nick Rice (2 days ago)
Tried the whatsmyipaddress dot com thing and it showed me as being at the address of my internet provider (Zen) - well over 100 miles from where I actually am.
NovusHampshire (4 days ago)
I’m still a little bit confused, is just using the VPN on your personal device enough to hide what you’re doing from your ISP and anyone else? I know you can connect a VPN to both the router and device, but I only have one for my device.
al1080p (4 days ago)
You actually explained it very well. Smashed it
Lopeti Lomu (5 days ago)
Can VPN beat Norton Home Secuirity
mcorrade (5 days ago)
so are we talking about Roto Rooter that's the way and a way go troubles down the drain?
SOL LUNA (5 days ago)
Good explanation thanks !! 👍
Iram Rolon (6 days ago)
Thank you again for your video. This one was very instructive for me.
Sandy (9 days ago)
Thanks for the video, I was able to use it for my vpn rented from datasoft http://datasoft.ws......
Arthur Curaza (10 days ago)
Can a hacker use a VPN??
If I give it a 👍 wont that start you tracking me?.....or or did you first start tracking me when..... You ahhh... Percieved my arrival into being? Too late....!.. Ok 👌 "👍 ".... Both "signs of the devil" 😂 no just kidding.. Let the tracking....begin.
liviaeve (12 days ago)
Thorough and clear explanation! Thanks!
Sheryl W12 (13 days ago)
watched this video made everything clear, then bumped into this comparison table https://vpnspecial.com/comparison-table/ in reddit and bought nordvpn.
zukumbathemillenial (12 days ago)
thanks! I was thinking of this one too
Hashem Ramdan (13 days ago)
amazing video and amazing explanation
vickiee lee (19 days ago)
love the video
shubham srivastava (22 days ago)
great video with articulate explanation. Gary is great man.
Armando Pérez (24 days ago)
hello Gary so VPN help to download Torrents HD movies and youtube videos with no problem with the wifi network company???
burpulee Asphalt8&more (25 days ago)
Few.... some Minecraft hack used a VPN and I was unsure if a VPN would give away info
Shon King (25 days ago)
What is a rooter?😜
alexander sheykh (29 days ago)
I normally use http://webdealsreview.com/offer/purevpn-review-performace-speed-coupons-more/
U A (29 days ago)
Does this also hide my MAC address
ProPaleo (1 month ago)
Thank you for the explanation, the added illustrations made it easier to understand.
SCOPEDOUT YO (1 month ago)
So with vpn turned on does it mean no one can see my search history
Nanophyr _ (1 month ago)
I highly recommend anyone who is considering purchasing a VPN service look for one which is outside 12 eyes jurisdiction - stay away from things like Pia or nordvpn. Personally I use blackVPN which has its jurisdiction in HK.
Mernel Bourque (1 month ago)
So I don't need My Internet Servive , If I Use VPN?
meofcourse77 (1 month ago)
Is it ROOTER or ROWTER (typed phonically)? lol
FriedEgg (1 month ago)
Your system time can also help to give your location away, and your browser knows your system time and will tell anybody. You can't pretend you're in germany if your pc is set to gmt. This is not so much of an issue if you just want to mask your exact location. Also ISPs are likely to force your traffic through their dns servers even if you use a vpn, and this will give your location away to anyone watching you. ipleak.com is a great website for seeing what can be seen about you when your vpn is up or down.
Mano b (1 month ago)
thanks very good presentation , I am using VPN service from www.datasoft.ws
damon B (1 month ago)
Can anyone at the VPN company i choose see my passwords i type in that goes through their servers???
GERARD MATHIAS (2 months ago)
very nice explanation Sir. Thank you
Mark John Ejurcadas (2 months ago)
What if someone knows my mac address? Can they see what I am browsing?
JUSTIN CASE (2 months ago)
So if I use a public WiFi hotspot, and I first connected to my vpn, then went to PayPal, what would a potential hacker see, just the vpn server I'm connected to? Nothing else? The hacker can't then follow the trail from the vpn server onto PayPal?
Mike Crane (2 months ago)
its pronounced Row-ter not Roo-ter.. it is called a row-ter (Router) because it Routs..
Gary....You did an amazing job with the explanation. I will share this vid with anyone who wants to understand the BASICs of VPN. Well done!
Thomas B. maracle (2 months ago)
Hello, great stuff!
goaspiritoflove (2 months ago)
Whatismyipaddress site is so "accurate" that it missed my location by just 97 km, not that i want it to know exact address to the point but they are way off and while we are at it what is the best fastest VPN to use cause it is hard to choose cause the all advertise them self the same just the words or sentences order is shuffled a bit but it is all we the fastest securest no logs high speed hihg bla bla but who know what reality looks like from their perspective so any input is appreciated greatly THANK YOU
YANIV SODAI (2 months ago)
your explanation is very easy to understand
Hannah Dimension (2 months ago)
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Aditya Kulkarni (2 months ago)
Thanks gary.. very helpful..
Abeera Shakeel (2 months ago)
Very detailed and clear explanation of VPN , Thank you
Super heavy tank T-28 (3 months ago)
So if in use a VPN and look up said taboo subject you were talking about would my ISP still be able to see that I looked that up or just that some random person looked it up
Grand Master (3 months ago)
Gary, if we use Express VPN, is this something we can turn on and off like a switch or is it permanent?
Grand Master (25 days ago)
ok thanks
Geth270 (25 days ago)
I've not used specifically express vpn but I am also yet to hear about a vpn that keeps you permanently connected, not sure if that's even possible.So yes it is "like a switch", you get to choose if you are connected or not and to which server. I usually disable my vpn when playing online to avoid increased ping or lag spikes it can cause but connect back to it when I'm done gaming.
Chau Trong An (3 months ago)
THANK SIR, GOD BLESS AMERICA AND GREECE-ROMAN.
T Mc (3 months ago)
I AM IMPRESSED. THIS VIDEO AND THIS GUY ARE AS GOOD AS YOU ARE GOING TO GET!
Joe Corea (3 months ago)
This is a feature of VPNs that isn't its original purpose. Useful information for individuals trying to hide or change their identity on the Internet, but NOT what people traditionally use VPNs for. The original idea was to connect private networks over the Internet to each other encrypted. It had nothing to do with "hiding" or changing your geolocation, but instead just connecting in a way that was secure and seemless.
Vrund Soni (1 month ago)
If you have any source that explains the original idea of VPN, please share it, I need to know the original idea.Have read from 2 books but that didn't helped me !
Roseann Armstrong (3 months ago)
With my lack of computer knowledge this is a little more than clear as mud to me. Thank you I’ll need to start studying more so I can understand more clearly.
Brown Margaret (3 months ago)
ExpressVpn is the best Vpn I have been using keeps no user info and works perfectly http://www.linkev.com/?a_fid=Romeo621
incredible8me (3 months ago)
good to know. thanks
Nano Byte (3 months ago)
More precise and to the point great video mate. 👍
Shybal Ibrahim (3 months ago)
sounds like VPN does the same thing as tor does but at a much smaller level, is there any difference between the two ?
Jay Dee (3 months ago)
What is a ROOTER?! 😅
TheBuddhaFinger (2 months ago)
Jay Dee In the UK Asia and some of Europe it's pronounced 'rooter' not rowter. Bit like USA has route 66. Or do they pronounce it rowte 66 I'm not sure lol
David Dacus (3 months ago)
If you use this while you’re on LTE(cellular data) will it use up cellular data?
Siddharth Verma (3 months ago)
it's really a great explanation dude thanks.
Hey Mon (3 months ago)
Shit man if hackers figured out how to rout through different channels to steal stuff, we can do the same to frustrate them, just takes a little knowledge, I am personally not sold on these VPN's yet we need to set a "mine field" for hackers
KNightNinja87 (24 days ago)
What type of hackers are you referring to? White Hats? Black? Gray? Ethical? Or is it Gamers?
Mr. Christian (4 months ago)
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Jin YuanZhe (4 months ago)
Can someone track the vpn provider and unlock the user's original location?
Jin YuanZhe (4 months ago)
8:50 heheh a true advert. For this quality content I accept
tKnz (4 months ago)
helped me revise for my exam...thanks.
Chris W (4 months ago)
So if multiple modems in a neighborhood all use the same IP address, how could anyone prove who did what on the internet? Also, how is it that traffic isn't send to your neighbors house too?
Haris Bilalovic (4 months ago)
but cant they just track where is the source of the connevtion that is conneted to the vpn server(cant they just track me from my vpn server)
David Lawrence (4 months ago)
Gary this is a most excellent presentation.Thank you .
Eustace Bagge (4 months ago)
Can a vpn be cracked?
Surinder Rawat (5 months ago)
Boring...
James Barrett (5 months ago)
Net neutrality hahahahahaha. Now vpn will just be used by everyone and Comcast, cia, nsa, will have no idea who is where. Love it. The market is always more advanced than the government. The USA government just messed up big time.
Simon Herbert (5 months ago)
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SILVER SURFER (5 months ago)
VPN is own by the illuminati
iamcarpetpython (5 months ago)
It has always confused me HOW a VPN comes in between the user and the ISP. The ISP is what connects the user to the internet in the first place. How can a VPN encrypt data before it is sent out if the ISP carries that data out?
Bill Parsons (5 months ago)
My router is named roto-rooter!
Kiryl Kim (5 months ago)
You are a great teacher!
Vivian Lee (5 months ago)
Thank you Gary.
mAsTeRpIeCe (5 months ago)
So what happens if someone get access of the vpn
Hùng Kiệt (5 months ago)
I'm using NordVPN
Roger Rams (5 months ago)
Really Really well explained👌🏽
Sannith Namani (5 months ago)
Very well explained
Elemeno (6 months ago)
so a vpn is used to "Escape" cops from tracking your illegal activity then? lol
hanselxy (4 months ago)
Elemeno for people who use it for illegal activity...yes
Abdullah arief (6 months ago)
Good. Now I understand it. You just got 1 subscriber
Tim Hu (6 months ago)
10:07 gary says Europe and it sounds like a hiccup.
Raul Souza (6 months ago)
Thanks a lot!
Jason Tillman (6 months ago)
Brilliant. I've watched loads of these videos. But your diagrams and explanation especially at 7:00 - 7:40 are the first that actually makes sense. Thanks so much.
xi chen (6 months ago)
as chinese,i feel shame to use it.
Steven M (6 months ago)
You are the man Gary ! Great video!
PLANESWALKER83 (6 months ago)
Found a pretty good one on the Playstore and it told me I was in the UK with a different ip address lol
Guardian Arias (6 months ago)
please do a Tor vpn network
That Mysterious Person (6 months ago)
I use a vpn to make WiFi faster
ede shalini (6 months ago)
Thanks for the video rented a VPN server from datasoft for details please visit https://datasoft.ws
MrLeahmark (7 months ago)
VERY WELL EXPLAINED
Fotis Sk (7 months ago)
If you choose to use a VPN server from a certain country, say Germany, will your VPN'd/changed IP be the same all the time?
Fotis Sk (5 months ago)
thanks!
thexfilez (5 months ago)
Yes, until you click disconnect.
harsh savla (7 months ago)
How is the traffic from the isp to the internet to the vpn server encrypted?
icyhotonmynuts (7 months ago)
TL;DL
CHRIS BRAND (7 months ago)
A VPN sounds very useful.,..😊
Kodi-Solutions (7 months ago)
I always go to vpnforkodi.com
mark f (7 months ago)
I have a laptop and I cannot download express vpn or tunnel bear using Microsoft edge, am I doing something wrong?
Garrett Gonczy (7 months ago)
Whatismyipadress.com told me I live 2 hours away from where I really do....
Ellie Thomas (7 months ago)
Thanks Gary
Nicole (7 months ago)
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Zephyr Morales (8 months ago)
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Literally Felicity (8 months ago)
Can anyone explain me how does a vpn manipulates your device to send out the ip addresses it assigns you?
Yardley Urbanek (8 months ago)
This VPN service “fetching zonet com” (Google it) gets an excellent ranking from me. I started using it 6 months ago. I had trouble loading it many times before but I managed to repair it with the aid of their online service. The activation of the software program is easy and I didn`t have problem with hooking up. I recommend the service, I love it!
Rafael E (9 months ago)
Nice! From Panama!
Wayne Email (9 months ago)
Root Her hehehe!

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